Highlighted by Hyde, Carpenter & Conway (2011) “one of the critical changes in schools in the twenty-first century is the focus on technology and the way in which students access and use technology” (p. 30). Creating a contested space in regard to the extent of technology use in the classroom. This however, is not an issue exclusively for teachers and students. Marsh, Clarke & Pittaway (2014) add that parents, university students/teachers, technology developers, educational policymakers and community members are all involved. Hence, this issue is prevalent in all schools and universities.
Classroom Observation Reflection Abrar Hilal University of Oklahoma Tuesday, February 12 Classroom Observation Reflection Special Education Classroom Report The special education classroom that I observed, included the main teacher, two teacher assistants, and ten students with Developmental Delays. The main teacher uses technology to aid the students to learn easy and faster. A smart board is present in the classroom, but the teacher doesn 't use it often as she prefers to use her own handouts and her specially created activities. I think this is effective as she can modify activities better and so that the students benefit from that personalized touch. The class was very big and has many chairs, and tables no one uses it.
Some classes only need online learning and not physically there. Lecturer also will provide some power point slide to ensure each and every students get the notes in the online system. One of the pros of online learning is when teacher interview students taking online courses, the students will
Talking circles are not meant to replace traditional whole-class or small group discussion but to present a different form of discussion. During my first semester of the graduate program I took a foundation course in which professor used the talking circle in every classroom session. I observed the discussion format created platform for all students to equally participate in the classroom talk. I consider myself an active participant in the traditional classroom discussion but at times, given the intensity of the topic I would keep quiet and observe my peers discussing. However, in talking circle I realized there was literally no scope of avoiding class participation as every student would eventually share their thoughts in sequence that would promote equitable discussion and participation.
Just about every class uses one. Math classes use dry erase boards but also smartboards. Smartboards are very helpful they can show videos, pictures, articles and much more. This allows students to learn more and in different ways. Without the smartboards students would not be able to see some of the material professors would want to show.
I even went as far as to document just how much time I spent on technology. Some of that time was necessary since a lot of my school work is online or needs the use of technology in order to complete it. On Monday, Feb.20th I spent a total of 8.5 hours on some form of technology. Of those 8.5 hours I spent two hours on the computer completing school work, something entirely necessary for me to complete my CBA class and other school work. However, I spent a total of four hours on Snapchat, Instagram, and Netflix; all things not necessary to better my education or life.
Every freshman is required to attend computer orientation. We got our computers for school and learned how to use Moodle and other basic software that we needed for classes. I wanted to quit after my first day. I was really overwhelmed by how many girls there was. Only to learn that it was only half of my freshman class.
Technology has taken on a considerable amount of roles in education. Teaching a class substituting laptops and tablets for paper and books. Most people extol the ability of using technology while in school. However, the widespread use of information technologies force students’ lives to move too quickly and forces them into isolation. Technology has the world living longer and thinking shorter.
A few schools wanted parents to be able to check out classroom Chromebook, so parents can help their kids online at home. Some wanted to provide free internet access to socioeconomically disadvantaged families, so students can complete their online homework at home. Others wanted to offer extended day support for low performing students, when teachers and clinicians can provide support to students in a small group setting. As I tried to figure out ways to address all these different opinions, I realized that there is not a quick fix. I tried to figure out how a superintendent would address the needs of all these schools, but my mind kept on spinning with no clear
Cell phones can be used for tests or projects, reading, and taking notes in class. Cell Phones in classrooms can be used for many different things, such as large projects and tests. They can be used as finding facts or reasons for projects. In an article posted in 2015 “Both students and teachers can now find facts within seconds. This can be very useful when explaining and debating topics”(Leyden).